The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Finals four games to two, and in the process, wrapped up the franchise's seventeenth NBA Championship. Here Paul Pierce, with Kevin Garnett at right holds up the trophy.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

And Back in the Saddle Again!

The Boston Celtics are the 2008 NBA Champions
Game 6 Box: Boston 131, Los Angeles 92 | Celebration Photos
Globe: Celtics Crush Lakers for 17th NBA Title
Ryan: Unbelievable? No Believable | Shaughnessy: Back on Top

The Truth Hurts: Yes David Stern, Those Boos Were for You, And Stuart Scott, Too
There Was Nothing Wrong with the Sound on Your TV ...
That's Just K #%@! G Being K #%@! G
The Pressure is Now On the Stumbling, Bumbling Bruins

Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1986

Fans celebrate outside of TD Banknorth Garden after the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2008 NBA Finals on June 17, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts.
(Getty Images Photo / Jim Rogash)

Fans Celebrate Another Boston Championship
Outside of a Few Dirtbag Vandals Downtown,
Hub Fans Were Fairly Well Behaved

Love a Parade? Get Ready for Another One ...

 6/10/1986 Boston Celtics celebration parade comes down Boylston Street
(Boston Globe File Photo)

The Rally Will Be Rolling in Boston Again Starting Thursday at 11 a.m.

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett reacts after winning in the fourth quarter. Boston Celtics play against Los Angeles Lakers in NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at TD Banknorth Garden.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

Kevin Garnett: 'I Knocked the Bully's Ass Out'

The Celtics Simply Smoked the LA Fakers

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Boston. Where 17 Happened.
They Beat LA ... To a Pulp

We Know the Atlanta Hawks, We Saw the Atlanta Hawks,
And the Los Angeles Lakers Are No Atlanta Hawks
It's Just Another Great Day in Title Town
More Good News: ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill for Hitler Remark

BDD - Frank Galasso Illustration

Red Socks Diaries Audio: Ghost of Most Loves a Parade!

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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